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Subject: Long Intro!
Love that long, long intro to Wharf Rat. I'm in heaven.
Subject: as perfect as perfect can be
It is hard for me to imagine hearing so many songs done to perfection or close enough to pretend.
Looks Like Rain, Row Jimmy, and the whole Help on the Way - Franklin's Tower sandwich truly are outstanding.
Sound quality is stella(r) as well.
A great listen!
Subject: SICK second set
Great performance from the boys. Other One > Wharf Rat > Slipknot > Franklins > Around is off the hook. I loved the Franklin's...very high energy....Phil plays lead bass for a whole verse...so cool.
Subject: Among the best of the year
Excellent performance from start to finish. The second set run of Help On The Way > Slipknot > Other One > Wharf Rat > Slipknot > Franklin's is extra special with some outstanding interplay between Jerry and Phil on the Slipknot sections. The Franklin's itself is a monster and you can almost hear a China Cat riff at around the 14 min. mark.
Subject: Crisp Sound.
How does Charlie make it sound so good. Jerry flubs a lyric in brown eyed women, and then seems to make up for it by kicking it up a notch in the solo, if you listen closely to the end of the solo, Phil plays a nice outro comp lick right into "Delilah Jones...
Mohawk Nation -
Subject: Great 2nd Set
My favorite version of Might as Well. Possibly the happiest tune Garcia ever wrote?
Wonderful musicianship. Stellar remaster by Charlie. Phil is low in the mix for all of you Phil phans without subwoofers.
Subject: The show that changed my life
This was my first show; I was new at U. of Rochester and the sophs on the second floor had turned me on to the Dead, playing live tapes all the time. Also, it was my first "trip", and what a combination! Jerry was playing right to me - I mean, I knew that HE knew I was there! The second set absolutely conquered me. My life changed then and there forever. I'm 50 now, and I still can't get enough of this music. I play keyboards in On The Bus, the DC area's leading Dead tribute band, and I will love this music until I, myself, am Dead and gone. There may be more technically perfect shows out there, but for me, this will always be the one. How lucky we were to be there for this.
Subject: Best '76 show I've ever heard!
Pulp79 pretty much said it all, and I probably never would have really listened to this show straight thru if it wasn't for that, so thanks! The second set is unreal, and as an avid 70's guy, who's heard all the "classic" shows, I have to say that it ranks up there with the best I've ever heard.
This could have been one of the classics if there were decent copies back in the 80's. Thanks to Charlie, we have one now.
Subject: Great show, very underrated
This is the show that should have been released with either 9/25 or 9/28 on Dick's Picks 20! For whatever reason it wasn't, but this seriously blows both of those shows away, imo. The only reason I could figure is maybe it isn't in the Dead's vault, or else the recording is too flawed.
Mr. Miller once again did an amazing job, as it sounds a ton better than the previous copies up here. If 6/29's sound is a 10, than this is a 9.5, easy.
This has to be one of the most tripped-out shows of '76, and the 2nd set is a dream setlist: Help>Slipknot>Drums>Other One>Wharf Rat>Slipknot>Franklin's Tower>Around, and they're all played to perfection, with the Franklin's being my fave of '76, and trails only 6/9/77 as my all-time fave. Jerry and Phil are on fire the entire set(whole show for that matter), and the whole band is perfectly in sync.
This show seriously blows my mind every time I listen to it, but for some reason it's hardly ever mentioned as one of the great shows of the year. Maybe it's because there weren't any good-quality sbds floating around until this one.
Trust me, it's awesome, and imo it beats 6/9, 6/14, 6/29, 7/18, 10/9, and 12/31, especially now with the new and improved sound. I may have already gone on record as saying 6/29 is my favorite, but I've changed my mind, now that I've heard this upgrade. It really allows you to hear all the intricacies of their interweaving melodies.
Listen to your favorite Spring '77 show, then listen to this, and tell me it's not up there with the best. It even has a similar vibe to those shows, more so than the Oct-Nov '77 shows, as good as they are.
Crazy good! Listen now!
Subject: Sweet FT
I don't know guys but don't you think this Franklin's Tower is one of the all time best?
Subject: Thank You Charlie
First of all, great sound quality on this, very crisp. 1976 was a rebuilding year for the boys, but in the way that 2006 was a rebuilding year for the Patriots. By september they are firing on all cylinders. The first set here is very well played, though many songs are not nearly as polished as they would be at the outset of 1977. The second set on the other hand is just top tier dead. From Help to the end they just kill it. The other one out of drums is stellar, and the Franklin's features some very methodical playing from Jer. The second set manages to be very laid back without sacrificing any intensity whatsoever. Don't miss out.
just watched darkstar recreate this set tonight and it was unreal... thanx for this post... upstate ny jam scene for life